Leota's Garden- Francine Rivers
Award-winning author Francine Rivers opens a world full of vibrant characters with a powerful story of hope. In this stunning novel, Francine explores the new life that love can bring to a decaying garden of broken relationships. Through the lives of 84-year-old Leota, her granddaughter, and a college student with all the answers, Francine leads readers to ponder the value of life and truth in a way that only she can.
The Scarlet Thread By Francine Rivers
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid & rsquo;s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn & rsquo;s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God & rsquo;s sovereignty and unconditional love.
James Hadley Chase: Collection of 3 Books
James Hadley Chase: Collection of 3 Books 1. Tiger by the tail2. Have this one on me3. Just Another Sucker Tiger By The Tail Kenway Holland, a respectable, married bank official, jeopardises his happiness and his future by one night of midsummer madness. The sudden temptation to kick over the traces while his wife is away lands Holland up to his ears in a vortex of political intrigue and murder. Set against a background of gangster politicians, blackmailers, gunmen and hard-boiled characters, the action of this explosive thriller takes place over a period of only thirty hours! One night of midsummer madness... and Ken Holland, a respectable, married bank official, jeopardises his happiness and his future. The sudden temptation to kick over the traces while his wife is away lands Holland up to his ears in a vortex of political intrigue and murder. Set against a background of gangster politicians, blackmailers, gunmen and hard-boiled characters, the action of this explosive thriller takes place over a period of only thirty hours. But what hours they are! Have This One on Me Mark Girland, good-for-nothing secret agent with a distinct weakness for money and women, finds himself in Prague for his latest adventure. Events in the Communist country prove all too much for Girland as he comes face to face with a sinister world of deception, fraud and corruption. The result is another gripping thriller from the James Hadley Chase Library. Just Another Sucker A man will do almost anything when a rich and beautiful woman offers him fifty thousand dollars just to make a telephone call. But when that telephone call is part of a fake kidnap plan to extract five hundred thousand dollars from one of the richest men in the world, only a sucker would gamble on the deal paying off in his favour. Harry Barber is a sucker. After three and a half years in jail for a crime he didn't commit, with no job and no money, he is the perfect target of a brilliant plan to frame him for the brutal murder of a young girl.
Interinventions: Between Defective Memory and The Public Lie By Wole Soyinka
InterInventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie by Wole Soyinka A Personal Odyssey in THE REPUBLIC OF LIARS & ldquo;(InterInventions), it is the nastiest book I have ever written. It is so truthful that it hurts & hellip; it is my vengeance against public lies. It is not one of the butterfly books. No, it is not a butterfly book. & ldquo;I want to draw blood (with it). I & rsquo;m warning all of you, if you feel vengeful, read this book and you will be alright. It is like homoeopathic medicine, & rdquo; Wole Soyinka said at the launch of the book.
The Secrets Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives
African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes her fiction debut with The Secret Lives of Babi Segi & rsquo;s Wives, a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. The struggles, rivalries, intricate family politics, and the interplay of personalities and relationships within the complex private world of a polygamous union come to life in The Secret Lives of Baba Segi & rsquo;s Wives & mdash;Big Love and The 19th Wife set against a contemporary African background
Wahala By Nikky May
RONKE, SIMI, and BOO are inseparable mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English, though they don & rsquo;t all choose to see it that way. Everyday racism has never held them back, but, now in their thirties, they question their future. RONKE wants a husband (he must be Nigerian), BOO enjoys (correction: endures) stay-at-home motherhood, while SIMI, full of fashion-career dreams, rolls her eyes as her boss refers to her urban vibe yet again. When ISOBEL, a lethally glamorous friend from their past, arrives in town, she is determined to fix their futures for them. Cracks in their friendship begin to appear, and it is soon obvious thatISOBEL is not sorting but wrecking. When she is driven to a terrible act, the women are forced to reckon with a crime in their past that may just have repeated itself. Explosive, hilarious and wildly entertaining, this razor-sharp tale of love, race and family will have you laughing, crying and gasping in horror. Fearlessly political about class, colourism and clothes, the spellbinding WAHALA is for anyone who has ever cherished friendship, in all its forms.
Wahala By Nikky May
Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a British-Nigerian writer, born in Peckham. In 2019, she won the Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Writing Competition with the early draft of Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?, which she had been writing alongside juggling her job at Carers UK. She now lives with her husband in Milton Keynes. NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY MARIE CLAIRE, PARADE, ESSENCE, MS. MAGAZINE, POPSUGAR, BUSTLE, BOOKRIOT, DEBUTIFUL, AND MORE! Meet Yinka: a thirty-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman with a well-paid job, good friends, and a mother whose constant refrain is, & ldquo;Yinka, where is your huzband? & rdquo; Yinka & rsquo;s Nigerian aunties frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, her work friends think she & rsquo;s too traditional (she & rsquo;s saving herself for marriage!), her girlfriends think she needs to get over her ex already, and the men in her life & hellip;well, that & rsquo;s a whole other story. But Yinka herself has always believed that true love will find her when the time is right. Still, when her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences Operation Find-A-Date for Rachel's Wedding. Aided by a spreadsheet and her best friend, Yinka is determined to succeed. Will Yinka find herself a huzband? And what if the thing she really needs to find is herself? Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? is a fresh, uplifting story of an unconventional heroine who bravely asks the questions we all have about love. Wry, moving, irresistible, this is a love story that makes you smile but also makes you think - and explores what it means to find your way between two cultures, both of which are yours. & ldquo;Feel good, funny, and clever, it & rsquo;s got smash-hit written all over it! & rdquo; & ndash; Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December & ldquo;Yinka is a lovable and relatable disaster & mdash;which is to say, she isn & rsquo;t actually a disaster at all...I adore her. & rdquo; & ndash; Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They're completely shielded from the troubles of the world. Yet, as Kambili reveals in her tender-voiced account, things are less perfect than they appear. Although her Papa is generous and well respected, he is fanatically religious and tyrannical at home & mdash;a home that is silent and suffocating. As the country begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili and Jaja are sent to their aunt, a university professor outside the city, where they discover a life beyond the confines of their father & rsquo;s authority. Books cram the shelves, curry and nutmeg permeate the air, and their cousins & rsquo; laughter rings throughout the house. When they return home, tensions within the family escalate, and Kambili must find the strength to keep her loved ones together. Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.
We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & bull; The highly acclaimed, provocative essay on feminism and sexual politics & mdash;from the award-winning author of AmericanahIn this personal, eloquently-argued essay & mdash;adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name & mdash;Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author & rsquo;s exploration of what it means to be a woman now & mdash;and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. From School Library Journal A personal essay adapted from the writer's TEDx talk of the same name. Adichie, celebrated author of the acclaimed Americanah (Knopf, 2013), offers a more inclusive definition of feminism, one that strives to highlight and embrace a wide range of people and experiences. Drawing on anecdotes from her adolescence and adult life, Adichie attempts to strike down stereotypes and unpack the baggage usually associated with the term. She argues that an emphasis on feminism is necessary because to focus only on the general "human rights" is "to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded." Her focus on women of color is also an aspect of the movement that hasn't always been given its due, and Adichie works in her own experience and life as a feminist within a more conservative Nigerian culture in an organic and eye-opening way. She also points to examples in Nigeria that are unfortunately universal: a young woman who is gang-raped at a university and is then vilified and blamed for the crime, which, unfortunately, happens often in the United States. Injustices such as these, she posits, are reasons enough to be angry and outspoken. The humorous and insightful tone will engage teens and give them an accessible entry point into gender studies. This title would also work well as a discussion starter in debate and speech classes. VERDICT An eloquent, stirring must-read for budding and reluctant feminists. & mdash;Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal
The Story Keeper
"Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a story impacted me like this." -- COLLEEN COBLE, USA Today bestselling author of Seagrass PierWingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller. Her story-within-a-story, penned with a fine, expressive style, will captivate writers and nonwriters alike. -- Booklist Successful New York editor, Jen Gibbs, is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing -- until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper's hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she'd left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.
The Story Keeper
Master And God: A Novel Of Ancient Rome
Lindsey Davis was born and raised in Birmingham, England. After taking an English degree at Oxford and working for the civil service for thirteen years, she "ran away to be a writer." Her internationally bestselling novels featuring ancient Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco include Venus in Copper, The Iron Hand of Mars, Nemesisand Alexandria. She is also the author of Rebels and Traitors, set during the English Civil War. Davis is the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, the highest accolade for crime writers, as well as the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and the Authors' Club Best First Novel award.
My Sister, The Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite
Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. "Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer." Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favourite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, the bright spot in her life, begins to fall for Ayoola. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Oyinkan Braithwaite & rsquo;s first novel is a smorgasbord of wit, genre-bending thrills and quiet melancholy.
Now And Then, Again
Vann Sinclair is ready for a change. Now entering mid-life, she's ready to do for herself after years of doing for others. But they say when a person makes plans, God laughs. And this time, God's truly enjoying himself. The serene life that Vann expected with her early retirement turns out to be just a dream. Not only is her spare time filled with friends and family who need Vann's cool head in times of trouble, but a handsome judge stirs her heart, allowing Vann to believe that a miracle may be in the works. There is a reason for everything. The freedom that Vann thought she wanted permits her to commit in surprising ways. And by opening her fearful heart to the astonishing love of God, Vann finds unexpected wonders. Mid-life does not mean life is over, and for Vann Sinclair life is about to take a completely unexpected turn - eventually for the best! Readers will enjoy Vann's mid-life crisis that turns into a true blessing. It seems that God likes surprises and that's what Vann finds when she thinks her life is ready to wind down. Early retirement just means God s got something better for you to do. Readers will celebrate Vann's change of plans when she least expects it! A handsome judge with a stern outlook turns into Prince Charming. Readers will fall in love with Mitchell Langford s steel demeanor and velvet heart - an uplifting and delightful read for the winter blues!
Now And Then, Again
Her Daughter's Dream
In the dramatic conclusion to the New York Times best seller Her Mother & rsquo;s Hope, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds.Growing up isn & rsquo;t easy for little Carolyn Arundel. With her mother, Hildemara, quarantined to her room with tuberculosis, Carolyn forms a special bond with her oma Marta, who moves in to care for the household. But as tensions between Hildie and Marta escalate, Carolyn believes she is to blame. When Hildie returns to work and Marta leaves, Carolyn and her brother grow up as latchkey kids in a world gripped by the fear of the Cold War.College offers Carolyn the chance to find herself, but a family tragedy shatters her newfound independence. Rather than return home, she cuts all ties and disappears into the heady counterculture of San Francisco. When she reemerges two years later, more lost than ever, she reluctantly turns to her family to help rebuild a life for her and her own daughter, May Flower Dawn. Just like Carolyn, May Flower Dawn develops a closer bond with her grandmother, Hildie, than with her mother, causing yet another rift between generations. But as Dawn struggles to avoid the mistakes of those who went before her, she vows that somehow she will be a bridge between the women in her family rather than the wall that separates them forever. Spanning from the 1950s to present day, Her Daughter & rsquo;s Dream is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter?and the very nature of unconditional love.
Her Daughter's Dream
The Alchemists By Paulo Coelho.
The Alchemists by Paulo Coelho The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Redemption By Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley. The Baxter Family, Redemption Series Book 1. Theirs was a hopeless relationship. A shocking betrayal Kari Baxter Jacobs is furious, hurt, and confused. Her husband, Tim, a respected professor of journalism, is having an affair with a student. Stunned, Kari returns home to the Baxter family to sort things out. But when an old flame comes back into her life, she is more confused than ever. A difficult decision How can Kari forgive her husband? What could possibly ease the pain? And what about her own revived feelings for Ryan, a man she knows she should avoid? A reason to hope As Kari searches for answers, an unexpected discovery gives her hope for the future. But when she faces her darkest hour, can she find the faith and strength she needs to move on? A story of redemption and love at all costs.
Hadley Chase Book Bundle Novels by James Hadley Chase - Set of 4
James Hadley Chase (24 December 1906 & ndash; 6 February 1985)was an English writer. While his birth name was Ren & eacute; Lodge Brabazon Raymond, he was well known by his various pseudonyms, including James Hadley Chase, James L. Docherty, Raymond Marshall, R. Raymond, and Ambrose Grant. He was one of the best known thriller writers of all time. The canon of Chase, comprising 90 titles, earned him a reputation as the king of thriller writers in Europe. He was also one of the internationally best-selling authors, and, so far, 50 of his books have been made into films
As Sure as the Dawn: (Mark of the Lion)
This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. #3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever.
Divine By Karen Kingsbury
Mary Madison is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. A survivor of unspeakable horror, Mary has battled paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. Yet even in her darkest valley, Mary was sustained from afar, prayed over by a grandmother who clung to the belief that God had special plans for Mary. Now a divine power has set Mary free to bring life-changing hope and love to battered women living in the shadow of the nation & rsquo;s capital & mdash;women like Emma Johnson. A single mother fleeing an abusive relationship, Emma wonders whether there is hope for her and her young daughters. She is desperate, broken, and unloved . . . and tempted to commit the unthinkable. Then Mary introduces Emma to the greatest love of all, greater than any either of them has ever imagined.
Divine By Karen Kingsbury
Thunder From Jerusalem
A novel set in Israel during the War for Independence follows a group of Jewish soldiers as they battle for control of Jerusalem, in the sequel to Jerusalem Vigil. 100,000 first printing. The story is moving and helps me under stand what the Jewish people struggled with. It fills in the gaps in normal reporting on history and brings it alive. It's a good action packed story for anyone, but would mostly appeal to Christians that don't believe they have replaced the Jews as Gods people.
Thunder From Jerusalem
Adichie Collection: Purple Hibiscus, Half Of A Yellow Sun, Americanah & The Thing Around Your Neck
The Adichie Fiction Collection: Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah & The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Adichie Fiction Collection is made up of 4 novels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A package of 4 books: the novels, Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah and the short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck. These new editions were designed in collaboration with Vlisco, the wax print textile company.
Portrait Of A Spy
& ldquo;A bona fide thrill ride. & rdquo; & mdash;Miami Herald & ldquo;Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot. & rdquo; & mdash;People Portrait of a Spy is Silva & rsquo;s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Great Britain to Washington to New York to the Middle East on the trail of a deadly and elusive terrorist network responsible for massacres in Paris, Copenhagen, and at London & rsquo;s Covent Garden.
Portrait Of A Spy
Product Information Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children - Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus. Between recruiting the best and brightest minds as the vice president of human resources at Berkley Consulting; shuttling the kids to soccer, day care, and piano lessons; convincing her son's teacher that he may not, in fact, have ADD; and making it home in time for dinner, it's a wonder this over-scheduled, over-achieving Harvard graduate has time to breathe. A self-confessed balloon about to burst, Sarah miraculously manages every minute of her life like an air traffic controller. Until one fateful day, while driving to work and trying to make a phone call, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In the blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her jam-packed life come to a screeching halt. A traumatic brain injury completely erases the left side of her world, and for once, Sarah relinquishes control to those around her, including her formerly absent mother. Without the ability to even floss her own teeth, she struggles to find answers about her past and her uncertain future. Now, as she wills herself to regain her independence and heal, Sarah must learn that her real destiny - her new, true life - may in fact lie far from the world of conference calls and spreadsheets. And that a happiness and peace greater than all the success in the world is close within reach, if only she slows down long enough to notice.
The Revealing: A Novel
Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether.When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work-- something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.As signs mount, they begin to point to Jake Hertzler, the elusive mastermind behind Schrock Investments' downfall. Soon, events spiral hopelessly out of control and Naomi must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.In this riveting conclusion to The Inn at Eagle Hill series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls out all the stops with a fast-paced tale of deception, revelation, and just the right dose of romance.
The Revealing: A Novel